Eager to start your blog but haven’t come up with the perfect name yet? Not a problem! I’ll show you how to come up with a blog name in 30 minutes or less, so that you can get started with your website as soon as possible.
But first: did you know that the name of your blog has nothing to do with how successful it will be?
Yep, you read that right.
There are countless of successful bloggers earning more than $10,000/month who have quite frankly very random blog names. Some examples of this could be ChasingFoxes.com And JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com, both earning five figures per month.
Equally, having a kick-ass blog name isn’t going to guarantee you more success or more recognition. At the end of the day, all it boils down to strategy and how well you’re able to drive people to your blog.
BUT, I can understand why you feel like choosing the “right” blog name is important. It changes the way you perceive your blog. You want to have a blog name that won’t make you feel embarrassed when someone in real life asks for it.
And also, your blog name can be helpful for readers to identify know what you blog about.
These are the main reasons you should have a little think about what to name your blog before you sign up to your hosting.
But trust me, getting started is way more important – the quicker you can get started, the better!
Now, let me show you how to come up with a juicy blog name.
To begin with, you want to do some research.
1) Look at other bloggers in your niche – what do you like and dislike? What names inspire you and have a nice ring to them? What blog names don’t you like at all?
2) Consider your target audience. Who is your ideal reader that you want to connect with? What words would they be attracted to?
For example, if you write about budget fashion, it could be beneficial to include references to that in the blog name (TheBallerOnABudget.com is a great domain name that instantly attracts all budget fashionistas!)
Alright, Let’s Brainstorm Blog Name Ideas!
1. Write down a list of ALL the words related to your niche that you can think about
At this point there’s no judging! Either get a pen and paper or open a new word document and just start writing words related to the topic that you want to blog about.
If your niche is fashion, these are some of the words you’ll want to write down: fashion, style, trend(y), chic, classy, pattern, mode, look, vogue, haute.
2. Run these words through TheSaurus
This way you’ll have even more options to choose a name from!
3. Add some fun words that are broadly related to your niche
Come up with as many descriptive words as possible! Here’s a great list of adjectives if you’re struggling to come up with anything.
E.g. Chanel, pearls, Prada, stilettos, lipstick, trench, stylish, gorgeous, golden, luxury
4. Mix and match!
Now we get into the fun part! Look at your list of words and see which of them go together nicely. Write all of these down! You can also add “the”, “and”, “to” or “with” at the start or the middle if you need to.
There are also a few common formulas that you can use to come up with your blog name:
1. [Adjective] + [Noun]
This is the formula that I use for my blog, The Chic Pursuit!
Other examples: HautePursuit.com, BusyBudgeter.com, SmartPassiveIncome.com
2. [Noun] + [Noun]
This one is especially common in the fashion niche!
Examples: ChampagneAndChanel.com, FashionToast.com, StyleLobster.com
3. [First Name] + [Last Name]
This is a classic one that you can’t go wrong with! It’s very likely that this domain is still available!
Examples: AmyPorterfield.com, MelyssaGriffin.com
Wordoids are made-up words that are fun versions of regular words. Use this site to come up with new Wordoids – it will also tell you if the domain is available! Here’s what I got for the word ‘fashion’:
5. [Adjective] + [First Name] / [Noun]
6. [Adjective] + [Adjective]
Examples: SouthernSophisticated.com, ChicAndClassy.com
7. [Verb] + [Noun] / [Adverb]
Examples: MakingSenseOfCents.com, BlogBeautifully.com, ChasingFoxes.com
8. [First Name] + [Adverb]
Now, Check That It’s Available!
Before falling head over heels for a certain domain, check that it’s available first! Chances are that some of the ideas that you came up with are already taken, so don’t be discouraged. Play around with the words and come up with new ones, if your favorites are already taken.
I always recommend choosing a .com domain – it’s the most common and trusted one. (If you’re located in the UK, co.uk is also fine. For other countries, I would recommend sticking to .com!)
Now that you have your domain name, you’re ready to go! If you have more than one option to choose from, narrow it down to 3-5 favorites.
If you can’t choose on the spot, sleep on the names and then decide on your name the next morning.
You can also ask your friends and family which name they prefer.
Don’t dwell on your blog name for too long. Remember what I told you in the beginning of this blog post – your blog name won’t make or break you. You can also change your blog name later on if you really want to. The important thing is to get started with the next steps of blogging!
After you’ve come up with winning blog name, it’s time to register your name with Bluehost, so that no one else gets it before you! (If you buy the hosting through my special link, you’ll get your blog hosting for $2.95 and save 63%!).
For next steps on how to create your blog, head over to my simple step by step guide on how to set up a blog.
- Free Blog Setup – Let Me Set Up Your Blog Free Of Charge!
- Should You Pay For Hosting? Self-Hosted VS Free Blogs
- 100 Blog Post Ideas For Fashion & Lifestyle Bloggers
- 20 Beautiful Feminine Blog Themes For An Outstanding Site
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